News archive

June 11, 2012

Janet G. Hering, director of Eawag and professor at EPFL and ETHZ, published together with Prof Karin Ingold (Eawag and University Bern) a commentary in the latest issue of Science..

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June 10, 2012

When animals or plants colonize new habitats, a number of new species may evolve from a single ancestor. But it is difficult to predict on the basis of environmental conditions or species-specific traits alone whether and to what extent diversification will occur..

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May 25, 2012

At his meeting of 23rd/24th May 2012 the ETH Board has appointed Alfred (Johny) Wüest as full Professor of Aquatic Physics at Ecole Politechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)..

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April 25, 2012

The Federal Council today opened the consultation process concerning an amendment to the Swiss Water Protection Act.

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March 26, 2012

In a study published this week in the scientific Journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS), researchers from EPFL, Eawag and University of Princeton show that the specific river-like network structures of habitats create unique biodiversity patterns..

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March 22, 2012

The United Nations “Water for Life Award” goes this year to the Fundación SODIS in Bolivia. The non-profit organisation, founded in 2001 by staff from Eawag and DEZA, disseminates simple and appropriate solutions with regard to water and waste water in Latin America.

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March 22, 2012

Large quantities of antibiotic-resistant bacteria enter the environment via municipal – and especially hospital – wastewater streams..

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February 16, 2012

Within a relatively short period, eutrophication has led to a reduction of almost 40% in the number of endemic whitefish species in Swiss lakes..

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January 25, 2012

Die Expertinnen und Experten des Wasserforschungsinstituts Eawag lehnen eine Drosselung oder Aufgabe der Phosphorelimination in Kläranlagen ab, und zwar aus folgenden Gründen..

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January 18, 2012

Working together with the Kloten/Opfikon water treatment plant, Eawag researchers have developed a means of producing fertilizer from wastewater, and thereby saving energy and raw materials..

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